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Review of Clearview vision 500 stove

Very good, but not the best

James 9 years ago

It's an excellent, well made stove, but I think a little balance is needed here...\n\nAs well as this, we also have an East European stove (Copy of a Danish one apparently) which is the taller, more contemporary type. It cost half what the Clearview cost; and, in my opinion, is just a little bit better all round - it's made of thicker steel, it gives out more heat when wanted but is more controllable, and the airwash works much better. The taller contemporary stoves work and look better than the squat British type, in my opinion - the view of the fire is far superior too.\n\nIn comparison the clearview is a tad over-engineered and over-priced.\n\nI don't want to criticise clearview unneccessarily - you will enjoy owning it, no doubt, but there are other stoves out there which obviously most of the reviewers here have not tried, and if you haven't tried it, don't knock it.

Overall rating:

3 flames

Build Quality 5 flames (avg 4.6)
Quality of finish 4 flames (avg 4.6)
Value for money 1 flames (avg 4.1)
Ease of use 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Ease of lighting 1 flames (avg 4.5)
Firebox size 4 flames (avg 4.5)
How well does the airwash work 2 flames (avg 4.5)
Controllability 3 flames (avg 4.5)
Handle operation 4 flames (avg 3.9)
How likely are you to buy it again? 1 flames (avg 4.3)
What is your overall satisfaction? 3 flames (avg 4.4)